las dotes
-the dowries
See the entry for dote.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (in a wedding)
a. dowry
La familia de Mariana le dio a Antonio la dote en su boda.Mariana's family presented Antonio with the dowry at their wedding.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (aptitudes)
a. talent
Este niño siempre ha demostrado unas dotes fantásticas para la música.This child has always shown a wonderful talent for music.
b. qualities
El comandante había aprendido las dotes de mando de su superior.The major had learned the leadership qualities of his superior.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en boda)
a. dowry
tener dotes de algoto have a talent for something
dotes de mandoleadership qualities
1 [de novia] dowry
con un millón de dote with a dowry of a million
dote nupcial dowry
2 dotes (cualidades) gifts; talents
tiene excelentes dotes para la pintura she has a great gift o talent for painting
dotes de adherencia (Automóviles) road-holding qualities
dotes de mando leadership qualities
; (p)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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